Hair removal using warm or hot wax methods

An absolute must if you are going away or have a special event to attend as the results are so much better than any other temporary hair removal system. Waxing leaves your skin feeling smooth and the results last longer than shaving or creaming.

Depending on your individual hair growth, you may only need to repeat the treatment every 3-4 weeks, but after a period of time, the hair growth will become so sparse that you will only need to have a treatment every couple of months.

Ideally your hair should be at least 2mm long to ensure a smooth result. Wax is applied to the area and removed against the growth of the hair. Any stubborn hairs which remain at the end of the treatment can be removed with tweezers or left if they are too short to tackle.

Warm wax is used for fair and fine hair removal, and is suitable for face, underarms, chest and back (for men) forearms, hands and fingers, bikini and abdomen, legs and toes.

For underarm and bikini areas if you have thick, coarse hair, hot wax achieves a better result. It is suitable for all the same areas as warm wax. Hot wax is melted to a higher temperature than warm and applied directly to the area to be treated. It is left to solidify for a few minutes and then removed without the use of strips. The higher temperature encourages the follicles to open up which ensures less painful and longer lasting results.

The area to be treated will be cleansed and sanitised, talcum powder is applied to help the wax sticks to the hairs and not your skin, afterwards I apply soothing lotion to ease any stinging and oil to remove any traces of wax, then for legs and arms only a relaxing massage to finish.

Preparing for your treatment:

It is advisable to avoid applying any tanning products before your appointment as it will be removed during your treatment.

Aftercare:

To allow your skin to recover, please avoid hot baths, saunas, swimming in chlorinated water and applying any perfumed products for 24 hours after your treatment.

To care for your skin and help to prevent ingrown hairs, you should moisturise daily and exfoliate using a loafer or body scrub at least twice a week.

Caution:

As with all treatments, it is important to mention during your consultation any conditions which may affect the results or deem waxing to be avoided for medical reasons. If treatment is not possible, another method of hair removal may be suggested, or alternative treatment offered in its place.